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Legend of Lake Baikal

The oldest and deepest lake on Earth. The pearl of Russia and Siberia.

Embark on a 7-day journey around Baikal, visiting the most famous places and getting acquainted with the history, local customs and traditional cuisine.

This tour will introduce you to the glimmering blue pearl of Russia, Lake Baikal, is rightfully upheld as Siberia’s most famous attraction. Its clear-as-a-mirror waters are a reflection of Siberia’s wildness, its vastness and its beauty. Just in one week, you will see the best sights of the legendary Baikal, which is famous not only for its startling depth but also for its unique flora and fauna, breathtaking landscapes and its special ambience which you feel straight away once you arrive at Olkhon. You will visit beautiful iconic places, such as Irkutsk and Listvyanka village, Olkhon and Ogoy Islands, will and enjoy the cruise to Tankhoi village, located on the Eastern shore of Lake Baikal.
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Arrival

Departure

Accomodation

Irkutsk

Irkutsk

3* hotel, guesthouses

Duration

Action rating

Group size

7 days / 6 nights

     

4-8 people

Itinerary View map

Day 1:Welcome to Irkutsk

We meet and greet at Irkutsk Airport. From here you will be transferred to Listvyanka village on a shore of Lake Baikal. En route we will stop at Taltsy open air museum of wooden architecture.

Day 2:Boat trip to Tankhoi

After breakfast at the hotel, you will board a small boat for a day cruise to the opposite shore of Lake Baikal - Tankhoi village, which is the part of Buryataia (Eastern shore of Baikal). You will cross the lake and disembark in the Natural Resort for a short excursion in the Resort. In the evening you will get back to Listvyanka.

Day 3:Olkhon Island

Today we head North to the heart of Lake Baikal - Olkhon Island. Board 4wd cars for a fascinating journey along Tazheran steppe with stops at beautiful bays. Here we will be met by local Buryat people and will try their traditional food. On arrival to Olkhon, you will be transferred to Khuzir village, which will be your home for next 2 days.

Day 4:Khoboy Cape

Tday, you will embark on an excursion to the Northeast part of the island - Khoboy Cape - a sacral place for shamans. This trip on the Russian jeep “UAZ” will take appx 5 hours and will allow you to discover the beauty of the island.

Day 5:Ogoy Island

Today you are invited for a mini-cruise to one of the most spiritual places of Lake Baikal – Ogoy island - the sacred place of local buddhists. The evening is yours to relax on the shores or walk along the endless beaches and bays of Olkhon.

Day 6:Back to Irkutsk

Today we are heading back to Irkutsk. The whole route will take about 6 hours, on arrival you will be transferred to the centrally located hotel. Embark on a comprehensive tour of Irkutsk in the evening and say goodbye to your fellow travellers.

Day 7:Departure

After breakfast in the hotel, a transfer to the airport will be organised.

Inclusions

Accommodation

3* hotel accommodation in Irkutsk, guest houses in Listvyanka and Olkhon

Meals

Breakfast in the hotels, picnic lunches during day excursions, dinners in the hotels

Transportation

Group arrival and departure airport transfers

All transportation according to the itinerary (coach, 4wd car, boat)

Guides

Local English-speaking tour leader

Activities and sights

All activities and sights indicated in the itinerary (except optional)

Other

Russian visa support documents

*Russian visa can be arranged by 56th Parallel for an additional cost (for Australian citizens only). Apply for a comprehensive visa service here.

Not included

Flights, travel insurance, visa, optional excursions, individual transfers, tips

Dates & Prices

DatesAvailabilityPriceSingle sup. 
21 Jul - 27 Jul 2018
Guaranteed Departures
Available US $2,450 TBA Reserve
5 Aug - 11 Aug 2018
Guaranteed Departures
Available US $2,450 TBA Reserve
7 days
Irkutsk
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2,450
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